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Being Prepared in Maryland

August 30, 2018

Being Prepared In Maryland

image of family in MarylandAre you prepared in Maryland? It seems like every week there is a new case of external factors affecting homes and families across the country, from extreme temperatures, powerful storms, leaking gas lines and more. Is your home and family ready to face factors that you have no control over?

Staying on top of local reports, your neighborhood’s weather, road closures, emergency statements and government announcements is the key to staying safe through a weather event or local emergency.

Here is a list of local resources that you should keep handy to ensure that you are prepared in Maryland:

Emergency Contact Information For Maryland

Maryland Emergency Management Agency

National Weather Service
Active Alerts:

NOAA Radio
Broadcasts continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service office.

How To Set Up Government Alerts On Your Cell Phone

Having alerts come through on your phone in real time can keep you informed and safe. Here is how to set up the alerts if you haven’t done so already:

How to control Government Alerts on your iPhone:

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on Notifications and scroll all the way to the bottom.
  3. Under the Government Alerts section, toggle Government Alerts option on or off to enable or disable them.

How to control Government Alerts on your Android:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on the ‘More’ option under the Wireless & Networks section, and scroll down to the Cell Broadcasts settings.
  3. You will be able to enable or disable notifications for extreme threats, severe threats, and Amber Alerts.
    (If you can’t find the emergency alert option in your Android phone’s settings, open the Messaging application and look for the option in the messaging settings.)
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